In the 1860s, the navvies invade the peaceful countryside to build the new line, bringing with them an era of conflict and change.
Robbie proves, despite his injured leg, that he is fit for work. But as the opening of the line approaches, tragedy strikes - and Robbie is faced with the most important decision of his life.
It is 1906 - time for George Grant to follow in his grandfathers footsteps and start working on the railway; but first he must meet the formidable Mr Jellicoe , stationmaster at Highley.
George was only trying to be helpful - but the chaos he caused was, according to Mr Jellicoe , "... the worst thing ever to have happened on any of my stations!".
The King is coming and wants a train. At least, George thinks he is - but nobody else is quite so sure...
By 1939 George Grant has realised his ambition to become a station-master. Now it is the turn of his son, Andy, to follow in the family tradition-but with the outbreak of war Andy discovers the world doesn't run on six wheels and go chuff.
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